University of Nebraska Medical Center

Category: Health

International Celiac Awareness Day May 16

story contributions by Mariah K. Jackson, PhD, RDN In support of International Celiac Awareness Day, on May 16, the Davis Global Center will unite with communities around the world in lighting up landmarks green to raise awareness of celiac disease, gluten-free food insecurity, and the need for more research. Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune […]

May 16, 2024

Donnelly takes U.S. cytology back to Greece

Ever wonder where the name Pap smear came from? The cytology field began with George Nicholas Papanicolaou, MD, and his development of screening for cervical cancer, or Pap smear. One of the first things our diagnostic cytology students learn is about Dr. Papanicolaou’s history and his birthplace in Kymi, Greece. But to our students and […]

May 7, 2024

Amber with the Mayor

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month: The Past, Present, and Future of Cystic Fibrosis

By Marisa Ruwe and Taylor Thomas, second year genetic counseling students What is Cystic Fibrosis? Each year, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month is recognized throughout May. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition estimated to impact over 100,000 people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds worldwide. The genetic changes that cause CF result in the production […]

May 6, 2024